The PS4 Jailbreak news of the day was brought to my attention today by a Brazilian follower: a PS3 Modchip store in Brazil claimed this week that they designed a device to copy and run PS4 backup games. Since a few people have contacted me about that now, I feel an article is required.
Loosely translated as the PS4 Game Package Installation system, the device, they say, was 100% created in Brazil and is “fully functional” (which I understand as “this lets you play pirated PS4 games”).
In the announce, the shop state that they are working closely with a few stores to provide the service. It seems they intend to sell the method (and the device) to a limited number of partners, who will then resell “backup games installation” rather than reselling the device to end users. The goal here being to ensure the secrecy of their technique.
Rumors of a PS4 Jailbreak originated on a Brazilian store’s facebook page
There are significant red flags to this announce though: first, maybe the most obvious, is that the picture of their device is a generic raspberry pi picture. If I had access to a device that lets me pirate ps4 games, I would at the very least provide a legit photo of it.
Ps4 jailbreak? Nope, just a generic raspberry Pi
Secondly, the business seems flaky at best. Their website does not exist, and the only relevant information I could find about them is a “work in progress” website with no content whatsoever. They do however seem to get good reviews, and seem to be a reputable store for PS3 downgrades, etc…
This could be legit, but for now I’m inclined to categorize this as a publicity stunt from that store, and not an actual thing.
PS4 Jailbreak, the status?
There have been many fakes related to a PS4 jailbreak since the PS4 was released. Some of these fake PS4 jailbreaks included the Reckz0r rumor, which was then replaced by the Lizard Squad rumor (same story, new group). Most of these rumors have been made popular by websites unrelated to the hacking scene, through click-bait articles. We have debunked most of those.
This is likely to be yet another one. Until this is confirmed to be true or false, take this as a rumor, edging on the “false”, and make sure to always check our PS4 Jailbreak page for the most up to date and verified information.
Gaming consoles and games have the reputation of being largely overpriced in Brazil, where piracy is the norm.
Source Facebook, many thanks to Rafael V. for the tip!